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41 Madison Ave. (26th St.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chazal Restaurant Review

: Chazal is billed as a bistro, but the airy space, designed by Jeffrey Beers, is much more modern than it is traditional. The square dining area is set off from the orange bar, but it manages to feel comfortable despite lots of cold marble and severe neutral colors. Those who love their food raw will appreciate the extensive selection of carpaccios that run the gamut from traditional beef to lamb with mint oil to sea bass and a simple presentation of thinly sliced vegetables. The other oddity on the menu is the lengthy list of ten mussel preparations with names like Proven├žal and Marseilles. The remaining items run toward French and Mediterranean dishes like roast chicken and seared tuna. If you can find the appropriate waiter among the many lanky gentlemen roaming the floor and manage to convey to him what you want, the service can be pleasant. It doesn't really matter what you order, though, because you're likely to be served something completely different.
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